This spring, Sam planted a single watermelon seed in the flower garden by the front walk. It grew. We watched the little melon grow all summer, and grow it did!
We looked online to see how to tell when they were ripe. We found out that there is a little leaf called the spoon leaf right up by the melon, and a tendril close by. When they both dried up, and the ground spot turned yellow, the melon was ready.
The days got shorter and colder, and we wondered if it would ever ripen, as the spoon leaf and tendril were not drying up. Finally, the spoon leaf started drying up, first from the end, and over several days it all dried up. But the tendril didn’t look like it was going to dry. Well, it finally did.
So tonight, he picked it.
We’ll see how it tastes!